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So Somefun..you're saying the fork travel is only 20mm?You're not saying that are ya?You're talking about sag length,right?On the bike and off.That sounds like springs.I would guess.Too stiff.You can pump the forks,yes?And get several inches of movement?

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So Somefun..you're saying the fork travel is only 20mm?You're not saying that are ya?You're talking about sag length,right?On the bike and off.That sounds like springs.I would guess.Too stiff.You can pump the forks,yes?And get several inches of movement?
Silver its with no weight on the bike and then me on it with gear. I have plenty of travel.

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What should the sag be?You've lightened your bike quite a bit.Maybe that's what's going on?IDK.I know if I set my forks to the factory settings,it's pretty stiff.No idea how much sag is with it.Couldn't be much.
I can get a sag reading from it by using a ziptie and having the bike flat on the ground,right?It'll be accurate?

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What should the sag be?You've lightened your bike quite a bit.Maybe that's what's going on?IDK.I know if I set my forks to the factory settings,it's pretty stiff.No idea how much sag is with it.Couldn't be much.
I can get a sag reading from it by using a ziptie and having the bike flat on the ground,right?It'll be accurate?
Yeah I dropped a lot of weight for sure. it should be about 30 to 35mm front and 30 to 35mm rear for street riding. On the track you want the rear up a bit more for better turn in. So about 30 front and 25 rear. But everyone has their own opinion.

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I have my forks set 1/2 inch up(frontend down) and rear 1/4" down.Forks are set kinda soft.Same with rear.She turns in really nicely.And the ride quality is very plush.I pretty much followed Dave Moss's videos on the suspension action with the 14.Not the amounts he did,but the way the suspension reacts.Then fine tuned it from there.So the factory settings were pretty different than what I have now.

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I have my forks set 1/2 inch up(frontend down) and rear 1/4" down.Forks are set kinda soft.Same with rear.She turns in really nicely.And the ride quality is very plush.I pretty much followed Dave Moss's videos on the suspension action with the 14.Not the amounts he did,but the way the suspension reacts.Then fine tuned it from there.So the factory settings were pretty different than what I have now.
with the way you have it set up as far as forks up 1/2" and rear down 1/4" its the same as mine with the forks raised 1/4". I'm going to raise the rear 5 to 6mm and that will make it turn in more aggressive. or at least it should is the hopes. it might just be that its a very large motor also and I'm used the V4 and mine other smaller bikes. But I know I was saying the same thing a couple years ago. I've modded everything I have to the point its time to look at making my H2 more suited to my riding style.

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Well Some.It's not actually the same.The center of gravity is lower on mine.Not by much.But possibly enough to quicken the bike?I can't lower it any further unless I get another sidestand.It's sitting almost vertically now.Enough to need to really watch where I park it!I thought about cutting a bit from the foot.But then if I go back to stock,it'll lean pretty good.Could always buy a new stand that's adjustable.But it's okay as is right now.

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What IS your riding style?

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What IS your riding style?
twistys mostly. I like the bike to ride firm and transition very quickly. My 10R and 1299 are so **** easy to flick back and forth its amazing.

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I'd say it's the cg that's making that happen.The h2 is so darn top heavy.Noticed a HUGE difference between my 14r and this bike.But now with my h2 setup,she turns in really well.Better than my 14.She's weighing in at around 545 or so full fuel.But the CG is way lower.

I've never ridden a literbike other than my H2.So I've no idea how others turn in.I just use a lot of body positioning mostly.Got some awesome curves and turns up here.Really roadrace stuff.Fast stuff.She hangs right in there.My H2's right around 480 or so.

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